"איפה שמתי את הספרון והמחשבון שלי?"

Translation:Where did I put my booklet and calculator?

June 28, 2016

7 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/DJvdZ

Could the translation also be "Where did I put the booklet and my calculator?", or should one know that "booklet and calculator" belong together and are therefore both covered by "שלי"? In that case would "Where did I put the booklet and my calculator?" be "?איפה שמתי את הספרון ואת המחשבון שלי"? Maybe a native speaker or an expert can help me out here. - Thanks.

June 28, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Walrosse

This is a tough one I think because normally you would attribute the two of them to the world "שלי". I think that normally, if you want to make a distinction that one of these is yours and the other is not, you would not put them in the same sentence together.

What I would say is probably something like: "איפה שמתי את הספרון? ואיפה שמתי את המחשבון שלי" I guess you could also put a comma, and if you make a pause between that would also be understandable:"איפה שמתי את הספרון, והמחשבון שלי?" (not 100% sure about this one).

Another easy way is if you know who the booklet belongs to, then you could just add "שלו/שלה/שלכם" etc. after: "איפה שמתי את הספרון שלו והמחשבון שלי?"

June 28, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/DJvdZ

Well, in any case I thank you, Yair, for your quick response and your suggestions.

June 28, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/houthakker72

Am I imagining this, or does the audio pronunciation add a ר to to המחשבון as if it were מחשברון ?

September 5, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Mazzorano

Sounds right to me.

September 5, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/AnCatDubh

Since when is a ספרון a ‘booklet’? A booklet is a חוברת. A ספרון is a ‘compact’ book.

October 13, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Hava_Dorit

Morfix gives both, although חוברת is first. See http://www.morfix.co.il/booklet.

November 12, 2018
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